Developing speech

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1. What are the key features of the sensorimotor stage?

  • Child experiences world through language
  • Child experiences world through senses. Lexical choices are concrete
  • Language and motor skills develop. Language is egocentric
  • Children can begin to think logically
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2. Which theory explains that language is acquired through imitation and reinforcement?

  • Social Interactionist
  • Cognitive
  • Behaviourist
  • Nativist

3. Which one of Halliday's functions is "I batman"?

  • Personal
  • Imaginative
  • Regulatory
  • Heuristic

4. Katherine Nelson states which category is most common for first words?

  • Describing
  • Naming
  • Actions/Events
  • Personal/Social

5. Which theorist claims children cannot be taught before they are ready

  • Jean Piaget
  • Katherine Nelson
  • Lev Vygotsky
  • Noam Chomsky


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